1.35″ Smithsonite Sphere SPR21
Smithsonite sphere is rare to come by because smithsonite itself is a rare mineral. Smithsonite is zinc carbonate (ZnCO3).
Smithsonite, with all its nooks and crannies, is difficult to cut and make it into a sphere. Dale made it into sphere and he did a great job. The smithsonite in the sphere is translucent and it has a lavender color and many nooks and crannies. The lavender color indicates that the zinc was partially replaced with copper. The darker sections of the sphere is matrix and matrix mixed with smithsonite.
This smithsonite sphere has a 1.35 ” diameter (34.5 mm) and it weighs 3.06 oz.
Under shortwave ultraviolet light it glows a soft purple but this may be just a reflection.
Origin: The smithsonite comes from Mexico.
Price: $225. Shipping is free in the US only. For other countries see Store Policies